British police trial anti-grab hijab in bid to recruit Muslim women officers

Police in England’s East Midlands region are trialing anti-grab hijabs in a bid to improve safety and help attract Muslim women to join the police. Made from technical sports fabric, the hijabs are secured by quick-release magnetic buttons which unfasten if grabbed by an attacker. The headgear is also designed to be worn comfortably with police caps and radio earpieces. The move by Leicestershire Police follows a similar one by police in New Zealand last November. The anti-grab hijabs were designed over a period of 16 months by a team at New Zealand’s Massey University College. “We saw the New…

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